243 U.S.C. § 1701,
; the National Park Service Organic Act, 16 U.S.C. § 1,
; and theForest Service Organic Administration Act, 16 U.S.C. § 551. This Court has jurisdiction over this matter pursuant to 28 U.S.C. §§ 1331 and 1345, and the United States seeks remedies under 28 U.S.C. §§ 1651, 2201, and 2202.5.
Venue lies in the District of Utah pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1391(b). Defendantsare the State of Utah and the Governor of Utah, who resides in Utah. A substantial part of theevents or omissions giving rise to this claim occurred in Utah.
The United States of America is the plaintiff in this action, suing on its own behalf, as well as on behalf of the United States Department of the Interior (“DOI”) and theUnited States Department of Agriculture (“USDA”).7.
DOI is an executive department of the United States. DOI manages federal landthrough its component bureaus, including the BLM, the National Park Service (“NPS”), the Fishand Wildlife Service (“FWS”), and the Bureau of Reclamation (“BOR”).8.
USDA is an executive department of the United States. USDA manages federalland through its component, the Forest Service.9.
Defendant, the State of Utah, is a state of the United States that entered the Unionas the 45th state in 1896.10.
Defendant Gary R. Herbert is the Governor of Utah and is being sued in hisofficial capacity.
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